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Programs unable to access desktop?


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#1 recentlybald

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 12:35 PM

Sorry for the vague title but frankly i'm at a bit of a loss even simply describing the issue.

Basically, I'm unable to save to desktop with some programs and when i tried to build a c++ console application and then run it through visual studio, it gave me an "Access is denied" error. I've also noticed that shortcuts aren't being created.

For example, FL studio is giving me this:

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and i'm not sure if relevant but i'm not even able to browse to C:\ in the save prompt.

I've tried messing with permissions and taking ownership and anything else i was able to find but so far nothing has helped.

Well that might not be true, FL studio saving did work at one point, for just a moment. I'm not at all sure what triggered it though, or what caused it to stop working.

I've had this problem for quite a while now and i'd be so incredibly grateful if someone could help me find a solution.



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Posted 02 June 2015 - 12:53 PM

Hi recentlybald :)

I suggest you to reset the files and folders permissions on your whole C: drive, since they seems to have been changed. Follow the instructions below please.

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NOTE: Before following to step below, please disable your Antivirus software or any other real-time security software that you have enabled.
  • Download the portable version of Windows Repair All-In-One;
  • Move the file (archive) on your Desktop, and extract it there;
  • Go in the tweaking.com_windows_repair_aio folder, then Tweaking.com - Windows Repair folder, right-click on Repair_Windows.exe and select Run as Administrator;
  • From there, click on the Next button until you are presented with an Open Repairs button and click on it;
  • Let the Registry back up complete, and move on to the check-list window;
  • Click on the Unselect All button at the bottom, then check the following items:
    • Reset File/Folder Permissions - Make sure that the C: drive is checked;
  • Once done, click on the Start Repairs button and let the scan execute;
  • If you are being prompted with a Security Warning, allow it to go through;
  • Once the repair is complete, it'll ask you to restart your computer, please do it;

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:03 PM

Thanks for the quick reply.

 

I saw that tool during my many google searches, but i have to admit i was hoping for a quicker solution. If that's the only way though, then i guess i'll report back once it has done its things.


Edited by recentlybald, 02 June 2015 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:03 PM

Its not the only way, but way faster than doing it one by one.

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